Christopher Cunliffe died from heroin overdose in Shirley, Southampton

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A DRUG addict died from a heroin overdose despite his friend’s desperate efforts to save him, an inquest heard.

Christopher Cunliffe was found slumped on the sofa next to a used syringe at his friend’s home in Hollybrook Road, Shirley, Southampton.

An inquest heard how the 36-year-old’s friend Simon Davis immediately dialled 999 and tried to revive him by injecting the opiate-countering drug Naxalone before paramedics arrived.

But he was later pronounced dead at Southampton General Hospital.

The inquest heard Mr Cunliffe, of Ranelagh Gardens, Southampton, had a long history of drug use.

A post-mortem by pathologist Jeffrey Theaker revealed quantities of opiates morphine, codeine and noscapine and traces of cocaine in his body. Southampton coroner Keith Wiseman recorded a drugs dependency determination.

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10:05am Sun 12 Jan 14

fishingnut says...

what.. this guy had friends :-\
what.. this guy had friends :-\ fishingnut
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1:43pm Sun 12 Jan 14

mrs pepperpot says...

Drugs are bad mmmmkay!
Drugs are bad mmmmkay! mrs pepperpot
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1:52pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Charlie Bucket says...

fishingnut wrote:
what.. this guy had friends :-\
Why should't he have friends?
[quote][p][bold]fishingnut[/bold] wrote: what.. this guy had friends :-\[/p][/quote]Why should't he have friends? Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 7

1:52pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Charlie Bucket says...

Why the quotes? Why did he "die from heroin overdose", as opposed to just dying from a heroin overdose?
Why the quotes? Why did he "die from heroin overdose", as opposed to just dying from a heroin overdose? Charlie Bucket
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